The Obama administration will hold military exercises in Norway, and Turkey has raised tensions in Syria, as the establishment continues trying to provoke war with Russia before Donald Trump is sworn-in.
The week of military exercises above the Arctic Circle is significant given that the drills mark the northernmost deployment of the American M1 Abrams tank, a critical piece of military hardware in the event of conflict with Russia.
Norwegian police are reportedly investigating more than 10 reports of unidentified drones flying in the vicinity of the military exercise.
Ole Johan Skogmo, a spokesman for the Norwegian Army, said they were investigating whether the drones belonged “to interested locals or other nations.”
Norway has also indicated its intent to purchase five Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft, with Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide claiming “the new security situation increases our demand for situational awareness in our own vicinity.”